Looking for a relaxing weekend brunch that’s different from the usual offerings? Head on over to Mireio at Raffles Manila for their “Weekend in Provence” which features unlimited desserts and cheese with a selection of appetizers and mains, priced at P1,980.
A wide range of freshly baked bread to start your taste buds with some carbs with a big slice of butter.
There’s a few cheese options available, what they lack in number they more than make up in quality.
Assorted appetizers are served on your table which include Mahi Mahi Gravlax, Salad Nicoise and Pissaladiere. The salad is especially good with a tangy, citrus dressing that had me finishing off half a plate. The pissaladiere are caramelized onion tarts with anchovies that immediately appealed to my palete.
Next is your choice of egg dish, Egg Benedictine or Scrambled Eggs. The egg benedictine departs from the classic with the use of a thick slice of beef tongue and the jamon iberico slices on top. This feels like a more grown up and chic version and will appeal to more adventurous palettes. The scrambled eggs are mixed with black truffle jus and chives from a aromatic rendition.
A refreshing accompaniment to the brunch is Mierio’s signature Lavender Iced Tea.
Next is family style risotto served table side with your choice of tomato or pesto sauces. I suggest the tomato for the tanginess to counter the richness of the other dishes.
For the main course, you can choose one from the 5 available options.
Clams Mariniere. Fresh clams cooked in ras el hanout, an African spice mix similar to garam masala and has a curry like taste. I had this during a previous visit and it’s really good for those looking for a lighter choice.
Grilled Tuna. Lightly grilled, more like searing but with a smokier aroma, served with piperade, choirzo, kalamata olives on a bed of mashed potatoes.
Slow Cooked Ox Tail Parmentier. A hearty dish that is my fave from their regular menu. Served in a copper pot that you can’t help but take a picture of with a visible bed of mashed potatoes. Dig in and see the almost melting ox tail, you’ll get a little texture surprise when you taste the crunch from the bread crumb topping.
Roasted Chicken, served with sweet potato puree and soy beans and garlic. A safe but boring choice and one I do not recommend.
Mackarel Fillet a la Grecque.
Finish off your lazy weekend brunch with a changing selection of desserts ranging covering fruits and chocolates.
I feel Mireio’s weekend brunch is perfect for more adventurous tastes although they do have a children’s menu. The selection is limited but each dish focuses on quality instead. The ambiance is also more relaxed with no one jostling for food with a mix of served and get your own items.
Mireio9/F Raffles Makati
1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue
Ayala Center, Makati City
Contact No.: (632) 795-1888